Day 1 Starting in Plymouth (or Portsmouth) you take the ferry to Santander, aboard you can relax in the comfort of an ensuite cabin, enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants on board, have some drinks in the bar or even watch a film in the cinema.
Day 2 / 114 miles Scenic ride towards the mountains, lakes and gorges of Panes gives you your first taste of the Picos de Europa.
Day 3 / 160 miles Continuing your journey through this biking mecca you wind via Lastres and Sala and onto your overnight stop in a beautiful local market town.
Day 4 / 169 miles From here unspoilt sweeping empty roads lead you through the National park and its scented forests towards the pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela.
Day 5 / 170 miles From Santiago you make you way back across the fertile inland regions of northern Spain, stopping for obligatory photo ops and bed down in style.
Day 6 / 195 miles Heading back north you cruise through the ever changing countryside, the lake of Riano with its stunning mountains provides the backdrop for your lunch stop. Continuing on north you journey up to the hotel back in the Picos de Europa.
Day 7 / 117 miles Hearty breakfast and then either a relaxing ride through the rolling countryside towards Santander or with an early start re-do the full Picos loop (why not!).
Day 8 Arrive home safe and sound and make your friends jealous with your tales of the tour!